Young Children’s Center for the Arts

YCCA, located in Philadelphia, is a creative arts & daycare center for preschool children.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Inc. is a nonprofit, licensed, nonsectarian childcare facility that has served the needs of more than 5,000 people in our Philadelphia community since 1987. Our diverse population represents children from every neighborhood throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs.

YCCA boasts an age-appropriate creative arts-based online program for those who are not ready to send their preschoolers back to school yet! Right now, we are offering a free trial on our Padlet to test out, and soon we will have a subscription series available for daily, weekly or monthly class options! Click here to check it out.

2020-2021 School Calendars

If you are interested in signing up for our Kreative Kids music classes, please email Katy at All of the children enrolled in the Kreative Kids music classes or lessons get first priority for YCCA or YCCAon2 enrollment. For more information, please visit the Kreative Kids website.


  • Enrich the lives of children from infancy through kindergarten through participation in the creative and fine arts. We accomplish this by:
  • Providing a structured creative arts curriculum within an enhanced daycare environment.
  • Children’s motor, language, emotional and cognitive skills are developed through music, art and movement.
    Each time ideas are presented through a different art form, learning becomes reinforced, and children’s expressive abilities are enhanced.

Young Children’s Center for the Arts is one of the few preschool programs in our area that not only accepts, but embraces, children with pervasive developmental disabilities in an inclusion program.

YCCA offers both full-time and part-time preschool programs.

YCCA and YCCAon2 follow the PA Department of Human Services regulations.



2021-2022 School Year

Enrollment Begins on 10/31/20
We operate on a first-come-first-served basis. Please check back on our website on Halloween for the most up-to-date application. Enrollment inquiries? Email us today at

“YCCA” is a nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed on the property of historic Old Swedes Church at Water & Christian streets and 1714 South 2nd street “YCCAon2.”